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Border collie

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Kirstycht91, Feb 28, 2017.


  1. Kirstycht91

    Kirstycht91 PetForums Newbie

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    My BC guy, we have know had for over a year has suddenly started to attack other dogs, not the same breed any breed. He has always been socialised with other dogs since we got him plays Daily with friends dogs. We have a busy family 2young children who love him and he loves them, never attacked or bite them. We go on weekly massive works, he has daily runs every night. He obeys when he feels like it, more to my husband when he has his fav toy. Apart from him being really giddy we have not had a problem until recently, were he is attacking some dogs? This is worrying us as we enjoy our family days out were guy is a big part of them, we feel nervous around other dogs and know they pick up on this. We have been told of two different things of 2 different dog trainers that BC don't need as much exercise daily but need third mind occupied more and the other said they do need lots of exercise. We are confused about this, guy has lots of exercise and panty of toys. If any one could give me an insight to why or even mind occupying activities, they would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    It could be testosterone kicking in as he reaches maturity and is feeling his feet.

    Of course collies need exercise but more importantly they need to exercise their brain. If you don't give them a job to do they will start inventing their own, which could be the case with your boy.

    Have your thought about taking him to a decent local dog training class (preferably with a collie savvy trainer) where he will learn some manners around other dogs in a controlled environment? If you tell us roughly your location maybe one of us could recommend a trainer in your area.
     
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    You must get a long line and not let him loose unless there are no dogs around. When another dog comes near make your dog either sit or stand right by your side so you have full control. Collies learn very fast and he thinks he is getting away with it. When he is calm again by your side reward say walk and continue.
     
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    Kirstycht91 PetForums Newbie

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    We live m38, little Hilton. Thank you
     
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    Kirstycht91 PetForums Newbie

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    He does sit or or stand when on lead. We going to have make sure he not off the lead while other dogs are around. He plays with a friends old bitch Rottweiler daily and apart from trying to hump her he is never aggressive.
     
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    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    Try:
    Wigan Alsation and AllBreeds Training Club

    They have a facebook page.
     
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